Church of England: Rev Michael Womack is rector of the Hoxne Benefice serving Athelington, Denham, Horham, Hoxne, Redlingfield, Syleham and Wingfield. You can contact him at St Andrew's House, Vicarage Road, Wingfield, IP21 5RB, phone 388889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pdfs of the Hoxne Benefice newsletters are available here they include details of church services. The November 2014 Statement of Significance about the church is available here. Redlingfield services: Services at the church of St Andrew in Redlingfield will usually be: 9.30am Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month; and 10am Morning Prayer on the fourth Sunday of the month. It is advisable to check notice boards as services across the Benefice are displayed on notice board. SERVICES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE although the church is still open. Read the Hoxne Benefice Newsletter extraordinary notice.
CHURCHES OF THE HOXNE BENEFICE
Our response to the risk from Covid-19
SUSPENSION OF SERVICES
All public worship has been suspended on the direction of the Archbishop of Canterbury, so no public services are being held in our churches. Our church buildings are therefore now closed for public worship, private prayer and all other meetings and activities except for vital community services until further notice. Funerals may now only happen at the Crematorium or at the graveside. Only immediate family members can attend (if the crematorium allows) – that is, spouse or partner, parents and children, keeping their distance in the prescribed way. Sadly, there can be no weddings in church buildings until further notice.
MAKING WORSHIP AVAILABLE
We are exploring ways to continue making worship available in your homes, including live-streaming certain events. Both the Church of England website (www.churchofengland.org) and the diocesan website (www.cofesuffolk.org) will be live streaming services and offering other resources during this period, including prayers for use at home. BBC Local Radio will be broadcasting a Sunday morning Service, as will BBC One TV, so check your schedules.
STAYING IN TOUCH
Hoxne Benefice News will be left in churches and is also available by e-mail. from our administrator, Virginia Skoyles, email@example.com
Updated posters will be placed on church noticeboards and we are exploring an increase of our presence on social media.
Sadly, we have had to cancel Revd Michael’s farewell service and party but we hope to invite him back for a celebration of his ministry here in the autumn. You may post
any farewell cards or messages to Michael and Mary at St Andrew’s House, Vicarage Road, Wingfield IP21 5RB.
Your churchwardens are available locally but If you need further help or just want to chat, please contact any member of the clergy:
Revd Eleanor: firstname.lastname@example.org; 07876 143579
Revd John: email@example.com; 07876 507288
Revd Richard: firstname.lastname@example.org